Thursday, October 29, 2020

TCDB Trade Recap: Cards From Oak Harbor, WA

Remember last month when I highlighted a trade and waxed poetic about 1989 Fleer - a set I wasn't excited about but had so many cards that I was close to completing it? Well, thanks to a TCDB member named Gerald - 1989 Fleer is now complete!
Even though it's not one of my favorite 80's sets, it's still great when you can complete a set card-by-card through packs and trades. It's not without it's charm either - I know a lot of people don't like the grey pinstripes, but I always liked the central element to this set - the player popping out of a slightly askew parallelogram. 
This is also my 5th complete Fleer set (1981, 1987-90) which includes a nice little 4 year run.  It's also my 5th complete base set from 1989, leaving only Upper Deck's debut offering as the only major release left. (Man, I opened a lot of packs in 1989!)

Favorite Card: The rookie card of a Hall of Fame member is a strong candidate, but I kind of prefer Benito Santiago's sideways glance near the batting cage.

Thanks for the trade Gerald!


  1. Some good players there. I'll vote for Bo.

  2. No love for the black box Billy? The Bo is nice... and so is the Benito. But I've gotta throw my support for Mr. FF.

  3. Congrats on completing this set. When I think of '89 Fleer I think of the two cards in this post - the Billy Ripken and the Randy Johnson RC. The Bo looks so bright compared to the other cards in this group.

  4. Hey, I've been to Oak Harbor. It's a nice place in the summer, not so much in the winter though.